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June 15, 2018
President's Perspective – Continuing Hospital Cuts Threaten AccessA new study commissioned by AHA and the Federation of American Hospitals was released this week. While the results are not necessarily surprising, they point to the need for continued and aggressive advocacy on the federal level.
Last Chance to Register for the Wichita and Garden City Regional Trustee SeminarsRegistration will soon be closing for the Regional Trustee Seminar in Wichita and Garden City.
Tools for Engagement: We Care We Vote Educational Webinar – July 10At this webinar, you will learn about the We CARE We VOTE Campaign, a statewide initiative to empower and educate health care workers across the state about what's at stake for Kansas hospitals this election year.
KHA Board Nominations RequestedThe KHA Board of Director's is looking for qualified nominees to fill vacancies on the 2018 KHA Board of Directors.
KDADS Contracts with HMS to Assist with LTCU Recertification SurveysKHA has been informed that HMS began conducting surveys this week and will identify themselves as state contractors, following the same survey procedures as state surveyors.
KHA Distributes Analysis of Proposed Medicare Inpatient PPS for 2019This week, member hospitals received a hospital-specific impact analysis showing how their hospital's Medicare inpatient fee-for-service payments will change from FFY 2018 to 2019 based on the policies set forth in the IPPS proposed rule.
Kansas Perinatal Quality Collaborative Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome InitiativeKHA encourages all the birthing centers across Kansas to participate in the Vermont Oxford Network's Universal Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Training and Education Program, sponsored by KDHE and the Kansas Perinatal Quality Collaborative.
KDHE to Provide Training on Changes to Disease Reporting and Isolation MeetingsKDHE has scheduled nine regional trainings to provide our stakeholders education and information on the changes to the disease and condition reporting, isolation and quarantine, and rabies control regulations. The updated regulations went into effect May 11.
MMIC Webinar June 20: Take the Lead in Building a Resilient OrganizationLeaders, don't miss important information on how to build resilience in your health care organization. Register now for this complimentary webinar offered by MMIC.
KHIMA Information Governance Workshop – July 20This session will provide you with a more comprehensive understanding of information governance to include how to start or further develop an Information Governance program, recognize the importance of using information as a strategic asset, and build a business case for IG.
Mosier Joins KHIN as Manager of Client ServicesKHIN members should consider Mosier a valuable resource in providing assistance in a range of technical and educational areas.
Federal FocusThis section includes CMS updates, guidance and announcements. This week's topics include: QCDR Measure Development Google Group and QCDR/Registry Google Calendar, Deadline for Hospitals EHR Hardship Exception – July 1, Hospital Star Ratings Update, Leading Together: The New Paradigm for Health Care Trainings, Opioid Legislation Update, Opioid Proposals, 2018 HCAHPS Survey Data Deadline, Pre-Claim Reviews for Home Health, Psychiatry Remains among Top Recruiting Challenges, Resources Available to Combat NAS, Joint Replacement Payment Model Policy, Naloxone Hydrochloride Carpuject Injectors Recall, Vital Signs Report on Suicide Rates, and Hospital Sepsis Performance.
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